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Old 08-26-2002, 02:53 PM   #1
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Mounting and unmounting


Hey, I have a laptop with a swap bay drive and I was wondering how you mount and unmount the cd-rw and floppy. I was fishing around the general questions site and is it something like this:

mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/hdc /mnt/floppy
unmount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom

Am I on the right track here?

-HD
 
Old 08-26-2002, 03:12 PM   #2
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What do mtab and fstab look like?
Is there a /mnt/cdrom and /mnt/floppy?
you may need to tell it what type of filesystem you're mounting.

Try man mount
 
Old 08-26-2002, 03:14 PM   #3
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You're nearly right.
When you have floppy and cdrom in /etc/fstab you can simply use
mount /mnt/cdrom
mount /mnt/floppy
If you don't have them in /etc/fstab:
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
(hdx is for hard disks, floppies are fdx)
mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom

In both cases you can unmount using
umount /mnt/cdrom
umount /mnt/floppy

For more info, type
man mount
and
man umount

Last edited by Mara; 08-26-2002 at 03:16 PM.
 
Old 08-26-2002, 03:14 PM   #4
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Well you're right about the cdrom but you're a little bit wrong with the floppy. To mount a floppy you write:

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

And to unmount the floppy you use this command:

umount /mnt/floppy

Exactly! Not unmount but umount and to unmount the cdrom:

umount /mnt/cdrom
 
Old 08-26-2002, 03:18 PM   #5
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3 posts nearly the same time...
 
Old 08-26-2002, 03:26 PM   #6
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Thanks for being clearer I'm also at work so short answers
 
Old 08-26-2002, 03:27 PM   #7
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The console mount command for a CDROM is thus;
mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom

umount /mnt/cdrom

However, your device for the cdrom may not be hdc. And you may have to add a device for the floppy.
 
Old 08-26-2002, 03:36 PM   #8
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Wink

Thanks for help folks. I'll try it out tonight.
 
Old 08-27-2002, 01:42 PM   #9
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Hey, I tried out the mounting and unmounting thing and I got mixed results! Mounting and unmounting cd roms aren't a problem but whenever I try putting the floppy in the mouse goes really slow and then when the floppy goes in my computer crashes. And if I put the mount command in before I put the floppy in it still crashes. What seems to be the problem?
 
Old 08-27-2002, 02:07 PM   #10
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What do you mean by a "crash"? It looks you've got a problem with automount. Post your /etc/fstab
 
Old 08-27-2002, 03:46 PM   #11
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What do you mean by post it (my /etc/fstab)?

-HD
 
Old 08-27-2002, 03:49 PM   #12
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Mara means that you should copy everything that's in your /etc/fstab file and paste it here in the forum.
 
Old 08-27-2002, 04:01 PM   #13
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Uh-oh(?)

OK, I went to my home directory and under root directory then etc and theres no fstab folder.
 
Old 08-27-2002, 09:43 PM   #14
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fstab is a file

Btw, do you hot swap the floppy and the cd-rw?
what is the model of the laptop?
 
Old 08-28-2002, 08:52 AM   #15
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The laptop is a Compaq Presario 1700. In Windows there was just an icon to click and then it said you can safely remove the drive.
 
  


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